Apply now for the Frank Smith Award 2010
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 23:47:05 GMT
Topic: Association News

We understand, especially in this climate, that finances can be hard to come by – but innovation and simple measures do not necessarily cost the earth. You are all improving standards, reducing injuries and saving lives and deserve recognitiion for your hard-work! I am sure that many of you do not realise the impact your actions have – but a “run of the mill” safety campaign in one person’s opinion is innovative, thought-provoking and “exactly what the doctor ordered” for someone else. It is through sharing initiatives, through awards such as this, that we can all help each other in achieving our goal of reducing accidents/injuries and improving workplace standards for all employees.

All it takes is a few minutes! Simply complete the application form (less than 1 side of A4) and return it to us by fax, email or post. We are looking for examples of how you have implemented change in your workplace, which can be as simple as the production of an effective poster or informative leaflet through to the development of an entire H&S management system.

As a result of the cancellation of Tuesday’s meeting, the committee are not due to meet until February 2010, which gives all members an extra month in which to submit their award applications – so to be considered for an award and receive a prestigious award recognising your hard-work simply return a completed form to us at your earliest convenience. Full guidance is included with the application form, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please click the banner below to download the Frank Smith Application Form and Guidance:

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Frank Smith Award Background

The Frank Smith Award is awarded on an annual basis to individuals or organisations that share best practice which can help others to improve standards, raise awareness, tackle issues and improve occupational health and safety performance in their workplaces.

The award commemorates Frank Smith, past chairman of the Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association, who was a strong believer in sharing and communicating information between organisations and was always keen to help others and offer support.

We are looking for examples of creativity and innovation in the following areas:

  • Schemes for promoting health and safety awareness;
  • Tackling specific areas of risk;
  • Promotion of a healthier working environment.

We look forward to your entries!

This article comes from Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)

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